Innovation Program Manager - MAN15961

Function: Engineering (R&D, Manuf. Eng.)
Localization: United States - Indiana - Columbus
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 8th January 2018
Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer
"Technical Perfection and automotive passion" is what defines Faurecia. We design, engineer and provide the best in technology, systems and services for automobile makers in every major market on all five continents. If you share our ambition for technical perfection and our passion for all things automotive, Faurecia has a career for you.
"Faurecia, a driving force…for your professional growth."
Faurecia Clean Mobility is looking for an Innovation Program Manager  to be based at its Technical Center in Columbus, IN
The Innovation PM is responsible for leading the innovation program in all aspects, from fueling to M3. He/she is the guarantor of customer satisfaction in conjunction with the achievement of program Quality, Cost and Delivery objectives, while ensuring profitability throughout the entire program lifecycle. The main missions of the role are to:
  • New innovation project initiation : Launch the new innovation projects based on fueling process (new idea creations) to support local needs  in support of program core team, product & process expert, PML, etc and ensure the quality of output/delivery.
  • Innovation project management (M0~M3) : Launch and monitor the program (track progress by updating program timing/budget reports, and by leading reviews of program steps and results.)
  • Develop the innovation roadmap in conjunction with global innovation roadmap and local needs in corporations with Product Line. (short term and long term)
  • Conduct Risk/Opportunity analyses, and develop and implement appropriate action plans.
  • Staff, manage and co-ordinate a cross-functional program team (Sales, Controlling, Purchasing, Quality, Production, Supply Chain, Product & Process engineering), and define team members' objectives and assignments.
  • Follow the innovation PMS(iPMS) for the program management, and ensure to deliver the mandatory deliverables at each gates.
  • Ensure smooth program transfer from Innovation to Generic project. (G0 start from M2 gate)
  • Organize key program information to ensure Program continuity and to contribute to knowledge management.



The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Bachelor as min. (Masters degree is preferred),  and, must be technical/engineering background.
  • Minimum 4-7 years of job experience (in an product development and/or with manufacturing experience a plus)
  • Minimum 3-5 years of project experience (ideally within Faurecia)
  • Results orientation
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Conflict management skills : ability to prevent and solve conflicts
  • Ability to work in a matrixed organisation
  • Good knowledge of Program standards, tools and methods
  • Fluent in English
  • Ability to establish, develop, lead and unite a team
  • Problem solving techniques
  • Strategic and analytic capabilities
  • Planning and organizing abilities
     Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management.

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